Mudcat Café message #3077058 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #11034   Message #3077058
Posted By: GUEST,ettedanreb
18-Jan-11 - 08:39 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: One Two Three O'Lairy (Count Basie, 1940)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: One-Two-Three-O'Lairy (Count Basie 1940)
My mum told me this rhyme for bouncing the ball and swinging your leg over it.
One, two, three O'Laire(pronounced O'Lairer)
Four, five, six O'Laire
Seven, eight, nine O'Laire
(don't remember the last line)
Mum was born in 1919, so assuming she played it when she was about ten years old, that makes it 1929. She lived in Cadishead near Irlam in Lancashire.